WPCandy’s Completely Unofficial Guide to Plugin UI

WPCandy’s Completely Unofficial Guide to Plugin UI, published in January this year by Daniel Immke, who takes us through some of the user interface elements, used in WordPress themes and plugins. Navigation, Settings API, tabs, the Toolbar, Dashboard (and non-dashboard) widgets and more.

Also worth mentioning an earlier post by Ryan Imel (founder of WPCandy) called Custom designed WordPress options screens need to go and Otto’s comment. That’s three links in one post, sorry! Have a great weekend :)

Thanks to @maorhazan for the reminder.

Don’t Steal my Theme Options

Don’t Steal my Theme Options is a great article by Andy Adams, a developer at The Theme Foundry. Andy writes about the decisions they have to take when dealing with flexibility versus simplicity. Here’s an important quote:

Instead of making a theme either fully-customizable or configuration-free, I’ve realized that the ultimate goal is to add “just the right options” to make the user experience more pleasant.

The comments at the end of the article are worth reading too. What are your thoughts on “the perfect number” of theme options? Do you think premium WordPress themes should come with more “customization” options, than free themes? Thanks for your comments and don’t forget to share this post!